• The pretend WhatsApp ahead claimed that reserving vaccination appointments via the messaging app is “simple and easy to use like chatting”

Covid-19 vaccine-related misinformation that registration for getting the pictures could be completed via messaging platform WhatsApp has been circulating on social media. This was fact-checked by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) and was referred to as out as pretend. “An image claiming that Covid-19 Vaccination appointment can be booked through WhatsApp is circulating on social media. PIBFactCheck: This claim is Fake,” tweeted PIB. “Registration for Covid-19 vaccination can be done only through the COWIN portal and Arogya Setu app,” it added.

The pretend WhatsApp ahead claimed that reserving vaccination appointments via the messaging app is “simple and easy to use like chatting”, urging these above 45 years of age to textual content ‘Hi’ on the given quantity and guide their appointments for the primary and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Citizens are then requested to offer their title, age and Aadhaar particulars, including that if the 12-digit identification quantity just isn’t out there any authorities doc will do the job. It additionally states that the service is built-in with the federal government’s Co-Win vaccine administration system and can be utilized to guide vaccination appointments for as much as 4 individuals directly.

The country-wide vaccination drive which was first rolled out on January 16 is at present in its third part the place these above 45 years of age are being inoculated with one of many two made in India Covid-19 vaccines. All eligible residents can get themselves registered for vaccination via the Co-Win portal or the Arogya Setu app. The vaccination course of is digitally managed, ranging from the registration for vaccination until the inoculation.

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